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Geisinger Announces New National Precision Health Initiative

November 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System has launched a new National Precision Health Initiative, an effort to extend the Geisinger model of integrating genomics and data science into precision healthcare on the national scene.

NIH Awards $9M for Data Commons Pilot Phase

November 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The NIH has doled out 12 awards totaling $9 million to launch its Data Commons pilot phase, which will explore the feasibility and best practices for making digital objects available through collaborative platforms.

Good Signs: NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation Boasts a True ACO Success Story

November 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation’s leaders have been able to boast very impressive results from their organization’s MSSP work--results that offer hope for leaders from all types of patient care organizations

In Toronto, Humber River Charts its Ongoing Digital Transformation

November 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Humber River Hospital's digital journey continues as the hospital is currently building a hospital-wide command center that will use complex algorithms, predictive analytics and advanced engineering to target improved clinical, operational and patient...

Scripps Selects Fitbit as First Wearable Used in All of Us Program

November 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The National Institute of Health’s All of Us research program has selected Fitbit as the first wearable to be used in the initiative.

In Dallas, UT Southwestern’s Leaders Push Ahead on their Ambulatory Quality Initiative

November 3, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Things continue to move forward at UT Southwestern, where an extraordinary Ambulatory Quality Outcomes initiative snared its leaders the first-place award in Healthcare Informatics’ 2016 Innovator Awards Program

NIH Tackles Population Health Disparities with Social Epigenomics Research

November 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to award 10 grants to support social epigenomics research in health disparities. This investigator-initiated research is being funded as part of the Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health...

UPMC’s March Forward in CMS’ Oncology Care Model

October 30, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Rushir Choksi, M.D., an oncologist at the UPMC Hillman Cancer who is overseeing the OCM initiative for the health system, discusses lessons learned from year one in CMS’ pilot program.

Using EHR Data to Automate Public Health Reporting, Analysis

October 26, 2017  |  David Raths
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Michael Klompas, M.D., M.P.H, a professor of population medicine at Harvard University, spoke about his team’s work to use EHR data to automate reporting to public health agencies on notifiable diseases and chronic conditions.

HHS will Host Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon

October 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will host an Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon Dec. 6 and 7 to promote and employ innovative ways to leverage technology and data to address the nationwide opioid...

AMA Launches Collaborative Initiative to Tackle Health Data Issues

October 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The American Medical Association (AMA) announced Monday that it is launching a platform, called the Integrated Health Model Initiative, to bring together healthcare providers and health technology companies around a common data model.

Survey: Broad Usage of AI in Healthcare Still Two to Five Years Out

October 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Roughly 48 percent of healthcare organizations currently use clinical intelligence solutions, but most healthcare organizations predict broad usage of artificial intelligence won’t happen for another two to five years, according to a HIMSS Analytics 2017...

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